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Technique of pneumatic pest control – analyses and a new device

Schäfer, Winfried (2005) Technique of pneumatic pest control – analyses and a new device. Forskningsnytt (1), pp. 24-26.

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Pest control in organic production of berries, potatoes and vegetables usually employs spreading technique of registered phytopharmaceutical agents. This technique may be supported or even replaced by pneumatic pest control. Pneumatic pest control means suction of pest using a vacuum device similar to a home vacuum cleaner. Up to now there is no evaluation of pneumatic pest control available from an agricultural engineering point of view. This paper concerns the following questions: Which techniques of pneumatic pest control are available and how may these techniques be improved in terms of technical and physical parameters? Based on the answers a new device design is presented.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:vacuum,pest control
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Schäfer, Dr. Winfried Christian
ID Code:4667
Deposited On:01 Apr 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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